Exclusive: David leads Ed 57:43 overall among Labour councillors

A new poll of 265 Labour councillors for today's Daily Politics will show David Miliband to be the favoured candidate over his brother by 57 per cent to 43 per cent, Left Foot Forward can reveal.

A new poll of 265 Labour councillors for today’s Daily Politics will show David Miliband to be the favoured candidate over his brother┬áby 57 per cent to 43 per cent, Left Foot Forward can reveal. The poll, undertaken online by ComRes from July 23 to August 10, shows David leading Ed on first preferences 33%-26%, with Diane Abbott third on 21 per cent, Andy Burnham fourth with 12 per cent, and Ed Balls last on 8 per cent.

The results in full are:

First preference votes:
88 (33%) David Miliband
69 (26%) Ed Miliband
55 (21%) Diane Abbott
33 (12%) Andy Burnham
20 (8%) Ed Balls

Elimination round 1:
96 (36%) David Miliband
74 (28%) Ed Miliband
62 (23%) Diane Abbott
33 (12%) Andy Burnham
1st eliminated — Ed Balls

Elimination round 2:
110 (42%) David Miliband
82 (31%) Ed Miliband
73 (28%) Diane Abbott
2nd eliminated — Andy Burnham
1st eliminated — Ed Balls

Elimination round 3:
152 (57%) David Miliband
113 (43%) Ed Miliband
3rd eliminated — Diane Abbott
2nd eliminated — Andy Burnham
1st eliminated — Ed Balls

The results will be unveiled live on today’s Daily Politics, at 12 noon on BBC Two, on which shadow Chancellor Alistair Darling – who is backing David Miliband – will be the guest.

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